All five city cemeteries are ready to welcome an estimated 16,000 people on November first and second as they come to visit their dearly departed during Day of the Dead, the Puerto Vallarta government reported.
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The improvements and cleaning of the area cemeteries is a noticeable difference to those who have loved ones buried in the area.
“Truth shines in perfect condition, very good, clean, as people came to pick up trash; before I saw one area with a lot of trash, now it’s much cleaner. Graves have been cleaned along with the yards, now it looks much better,” said Rafael Arroyo about the cemetery in 5 de Diciembre.
In Ramblases, Constance Marie Peña Almaraz also noticed the difference. “It’s fine, very clean, looks like it is in good maintenance. Before it was very depressing, it’s much better now.”
People will visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried. They will decorate gravesites with marigold flowers and candles, and bring toys for dead children and bottles of tequila to adults. Some sit on picnic blankets next to gravesites and eat the favorite food of their loved ones.